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Uttar Pradesh: 5 Dead As Old Building Collapses Near Mathura's Banke Bihari Temple, 4 Injured

The incident took place in the evening, police said, adding that a big chunk of a balcony collapsed on devotees walking past the house first and as work was underway to rescue those trapped under the debris, a wall of the building collapsed.

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Part of old building collapsed near Banke Bihari temple in Mathura
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In a tragic incident, five people died on Tuesday while four more sustained injuries as parts of an old building collapsed on devotees near the Banke Bihari temple here, officials said.

The deceased have been identified as Geeta Kashyap (50), Arvind Kumar Yadav (35) and Rashmi Gupta (52) from Kanpur, Anju Murgan (51) of Vrindavan and Chandan Rai (28) of Deoria.

According to the officials in Lucknow, ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakhs to the next of kin of those killed in the incident has been announced by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The chief minister also directed officials to ensure proper treatment of those injured.

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About the incident

While explaining thw details of the incident to reporters, police said that the incident took place in the evening adding that a big chunk of a balcony collapsed on devotees walking past the house first and as work was underway to rescue those trapped under the debris, a wall of the building collapsed.

According to Vrindavan SHO Vijay Kumar Singh,  a couple of monkeys were fighting among themselves on the balcony when it collapsed.

All those injured were rushed to a hospital, where five, including three women, were declared dead, the official said.

The injured are undergoing treatment and their condition was stated to be stable, they said.

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